AND Festival 2009 \\ Liverpool, UK \\ 23 – 27 September
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival premiered in 2009, welcoming audiences to experience the best in new cinema and media art in a celebration that spilled from screens and galleries into the streets and imaginations of Liverpool. AND created a space where artists and filmmakers could offer striking new perspectives, and visitors could enjoy, discuss and interact with ideas, in a festival that questioned the normal and championed a different approach. Audiences were told to expect an eclectic array of screenings, installations, online projects, public realm interventions, workshops and live events, with a distinctive emphasis on ideas and discussion.
Taking its title from a piece by Michael Bell-Smith – a simple Google search for the phrase – From Now On This Blog Is Going…Read more
As part of the online programme, curator Michael Connor provided the pizza and took us back to the heady days of 2004,…Read more
In Still Available, Laric scanned the daily news and invented URLs based on the cultural, poltical and technological developments of the day. Purchased domains were then scratched off the list of ‘still available’ URLs, a scorecard for the artists’ accuracy in forecasting profitable domain squatting investments.Read more
Hanne Mugaas puts her own twist on the fascinating phenomena of live blogging TV – hopeful internet stars posting live webcam streams of themselves watching television, most often live awards shows and other televised events.Read more